The Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology is pleased to announce the appointment of Lauren E. Alberque as Project Archivist. In this role she will organize and describe collections held in the Graphic Design Archive (GDA), an unparalleled collection documenting and preserving the work of forty-two significant graphic designers active from the 1920s to the 1960s, as well as selected contemporary designers working in American modernist traditions.
Alberque is a graduate of the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation and Columbia College Chicago. She previously worked at RIT Libraries both in the Cary Graphic Arts Collection and the University Archives. Prior to this, she held appointments and internships at the Image Permanence Institute, George Eastman Museum, and Chicago Film Archives.
This three-year appointment is made possible through a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. In addition to the Project Archivist, the grant supports an intern in archival studies and a redesign of the GDA website that includes digitization of selected works. The Henry Luce Foundation was established in 1936 by Henry R. Luce, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Time Inc. The foundation seeks to bring important ideas to the center of American life, strengthen international understanding, and foster innovation and leadership in academic, policy, religious and art communities.